Today’s Final Jeopardy – December 17, 2018

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Norse Mythology) for Monday, December 17, 2018 (Season 35, Episode 71):

After turning himself into a mare, he gave birth to an 8-legged horse that was later the prized steed of Odin

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Today’s contestants:

Josh Demby, a real estate agent from Denver, Colorado
Josh Demby on Jeopardy!
Alex Cervenak, a historical interpreter from Hamtramck, Michigan
Alex Cervenak on Jeopardy!
Jackie Fuchs, an attorney & writer from Los Angeles, California (1-day total: $14,200)
Jackie Fuchs on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: Who is Loki?

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More information about Final Jeopardy:

Loki is the shape-shifting trickster figure in Norse myth; he has taken many forms in North myth, including a salmon, mare, fly, and possibly even a woman named Þökk.

In the case of Odin’s prized steed, Sleipnir, the stallion father was Svaðilfari.

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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!

Scores going into Final:
Jackie $10,000
Josh $9,000
Alex $2,800

Tonight’s results:
Alex $2,800 + $0 = $2,800 (Who is Thor Loki?)
Josh $9,000 + $8,000 = $17,000
Jackie $10,000 + $9,889 = $19,889 (2-day total: $34,089)

Jackie Fuchs, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the December 17, 2018 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Alex $4,000
Josh $2,600
Jackie $2,600


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) SPORTY BRAND NAME MEANINGS $400 (15th pick)
Jackie 3000 -3000 (Josh 1600 Alex 1400)
2) EUROPEAN CAPITAL CITIES $1600 (4th pick)
Jackie 3800 +3800 (Alex 2400 Josh 1400)
3) THE MEXICAN WAR $1600 (25th pick)
Jackie 12000 -2000 (Josh 7800 Alex 2800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -17

Unplayed clues:
DJ! Round: WOMEN IN MATH & SCIENCE $1200, $1600 & $2000 & THE MEXICAN WAR $2000
Total $ Left On Board: $7,200

Game Stats:
Jackie $12,800 Coryat, 17 correct, 4 incorrect, 31.37% in first on buzzer, 1/2 on rebound attempts
Josh $9,000 Coryat, 12 correct, 2 incorrect, 21.57% in first on buzzer, 3/3 on rebound attempts
Alex $2,800 Coryat, 11 correct, 3 incorrect, 27.45% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $24,600
Lach Trash: $12,000 (on 12 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $10,200

Jackie Fuchs, stats to date:
35 correct, 7 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts
33.33% in first on buzzer (34/102)
2/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,800)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,100

Jackie Fuchs, to win:
3 games: 37.06%
4: 13.74%
5: 5.09%
6: 1.89%
7: 0.70%
Avg. streak: 2.589 games.


Tournament of Champions projections:
With a projected 169 regular-play games to go prior to the Tournament of Champions cutoff, after 500,000 simulations, our model shows:
An average of 4.7237 5+-time champions (standard deviation 1.8186).
An average of 8.5814 4+-time champions (standard deviation 2.2614).

An early cutoff took place 32.263% of the time (or a 5-game winner will be left out).

Jackie Fuchs qualified 5.393% of the time.
Dave Leffler qualified 39.318% of the time.
Alex Schmidt qualified 15.928% of the time.
Mary Ann Borer qualified 3.742% of the time.
Kyle Becker qualified 0.079% of the time.
Scott McFadden qualified 0.002% of the time.

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1 Comment on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – December 17, 2018"

  1. Loki, nuff said….

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